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Fabulous trip through the Amazon and Carribean by dramsey13534506

Sail date: / Traveled as: Large Group
Ship: Viking Sea / Destination: Caribbean

This was a "bucket list" cruise. I don't expect that folks who have not already traveled significantly would want to do the Amazon but we found it interesting. Brazil has not maintained the Portuguese history they were left. Failure of the natural rubber industry caused loss of significant wealth. Brazilian cities are dirty and crime infested. The West Indies islands were a big boost after Brazil. Some of the islands we visited were a bit off the beaten path and were beautiful. Overall, an interesting 22 days and a great finish on a 5 star cruise ship.

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Nine Caribbean islands visited in great comfort from a wonderful cruise ship by SusanCT

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Viking Sea / Destination: Caribbean

The Viking Ocean ships are heaven. Very beautiful, great service, lots of choice in restaurants, all included in the basic price so no "extras", and all of the food terrific. Many of our island tours were really great - Viking always seems to get the best guides available and offers a wide variety of onshore activities. We especially loved the gardens, and much preferred the self-governing Islands where the people seemed really proud of their island and generally appeared well informed, exuberant and happy. Less enthusiastic about the "resort" islands - like St Martins, Antigua or St Thomas.

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Dream Caribbean Cruise by buffalomeadows0

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Viking Sea / Destination: Caribbean

Picturesque cruise. Perfect weather and smooth sailing. I am so happy to have had the opportunity to visit so many of the islands as it would be difficult to choose which "one" to go back to.

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Good but not Great by jssinc

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends
Ship: Viking Sea / Destination: Caribbean

Enjoyable, but not as good as we expected. We have heard so much about Viking and I guess we expected more. If you are active and want something better I would suggest a Regent Cruise. Much better selection of included and extra cost tours, and quality all the way around. The basic short bus tours Viking includes were disappointing. Limited choice and not that great add on tours were also not great. I know they cost more, but you also get a lot more on Regent. Great entertainment, great food. Even a great buffet! We will do future Viking cruises if the Itinerary is perfect, but we know to lower our expectations and plan to coordinate some independent tours like some others did on our cruise. On the good side, the service staff were in general, excellent! Very few were just OK. Best service staff we have ever experienced on a cruise!

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Outstandingly organized familiarization with countries surrounding the Baltic. by Theodore243

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Viking Sea / Destination: Europe - Northern Europe

Great cruise with lots of extra value for the extra money above what other lines offer on essentially the same itinerary. Very hard to beat the Viking format with headsets for all for walking tours and almost perfect organization of excursion gatherings and departures, wine at lunch and dinner, and almost all services on ship included.

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An OK trip by sassanraissi

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Viking Sea / Destination: Europe - Western Europe

The worst thing was the food at the world café, to me the taste was no existent variety was poor.

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Great way to sample the Caribbean by betsyleej

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Viking Sea / Destination: Caribbean

This cruise accomplished our goal of sampling the Caribbean islands. Most were small and there wasn't a lot to do if you weren't on an excursion. We had a nice time but not as good as Viking Homelands.

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Wonderful ship by billwarner

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Viking Sea / Destination: Caribbean

Great ship and excellent food in restaurant and world cafe. Service lacking in all dining venues. Better than expected entertainment. Never felt crowded on ship and as usual on Viking extremely nice guests.

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Complete relaxation by MzMac

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Viking Sea / Destination: Caribbean

It was never our intention to leave the ship. We have cruised the Caribbean with friends on a chartered catamaran. "Been there!"This was planned to be a truly relaxing vacation without the need to get up, get off and go on a tour. We had all we needed and more when everyone else was off exploring and we were'nt alone. There were several other very able bodied couples who did exactly as we did. Living in rain soaked OR, the sun and warmth was just what we required to refresh and replenish.

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Viking Cruise New York to San Juan by jmurray13

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Viking Sea / Destination: Bermuda

Guess I was a bit disappointed when comparing the cost of a Viking cruise compared to other cruise lines. Service other than the dining room is second to none!

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All Inclusive cruise by jck0

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Viking Sea / Destination: Canada, New England, New York

We have always wanted to see the New England fall colors, we choose this cruise line mainly because it was so highly rated by CruiseCritics. Our disappointment was two-fold. First, we did not see much fall color on our trip. In most places we visited, we were told the fall color is very late this year. Secondly, on the Viking line itself, while the ship and stateroom were top of the line, the free cruise tours left much to be desired. Value wise, we did not feel Viking delivered.

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Extraordinary and beautiful! by danpamsmith

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Viking Sea / Destination: Transatlantic

Viking, as usual, delivered great service that exceeded expectations. The ship Viking Sea was, like all others, beautifully decorated; the colors are warm and furniture high end leather and fabric. The staff, as usual was superb, meeting every need.

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VIKING Cruises Will Spoil You Forever - Homelands is a Great Itinerary. by kruzer1

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Viking Sea / Destination: Europe - Northern Europe

This was our first Viking cruise and we were blown away. The ship was never crowded and the staff simply superb. Can’t wait to do it again.

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Great time by dhsamso

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Viking Sea / Destination: Europe - Northern Europe

I was initially concerned I would get bored on this cruise, but I was pleasantly surprised. Lots to do and see.

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Great midnight sun cruise by jlgrog

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Viking Sea / Destination: Europe - Northern Europe

This was an excellent cruise. The ship, crew, food and ports were all that could be desired. Weather didn't always cooperate but what do you expect on a North Sea cruise. Our cabin was the best and everything we asked of the crew was provided promptly and warmly. The food could not be topped anywhere--on land or at sea.

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Overall delightful but with a few glitches. by jcarter29

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Viking Sea / Destination: Caribbean

My only significant disappointment in the trip was the quality and handling of shore excursions. Viking needs to look at what other cruise lines are doing in the Caribbean. I think they have tried to use their river model and forced it into the ocean cruises. Overall, everything else was very goo

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Amazing trip of a lifetime by jimjom

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Viking Sea / Destination: Transatlantic

Viking did not disappoint. Beautiful ship with very attentive and friendly staff. Amazing itinerary with bucket list ports. The Viking settlement in L'Anse aux Meadows was an excellent choice of ports after following possible routes the Vikings may have traveled.

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Great Ship by donsuek

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Viking Sea / Destination: Europe - Northern Europe

My favorite part of the cruise was probably the ship itself.  The crew and the entertainment were great.   The food was good everywhere - who could complain with sushi and crablegs on the buffet every single night.   Some of the tours were not up to expectations - especially The Hermitage in St. Petersburg.   Not sure where they took us but it was NOT the main part of the Hermitage and was extremely disappointing.   A few of the tours had no free time for shopping or exploring on your own and some were a little unorganized.  Overall the cruise was wonderful, but I would not recommend it to anyone under the age of 60.  The average age was older than I expected.

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14 Night Viking Homelands by Cruiser18033444

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends
Ship: Viking Sea / Destination: Europe - Northern Europe

My favorite part was being able to see and do so many things in so many countries.    Favorite excursions included light house tour in Denmark, kayaking in Norway, Hermitage Museum Impressionist art in St. Petersburg, and cycling in Estonia.   I would not recommend the Famous Helsinki Ice Bar in Helsinki.

 

The service on the ship was phenomenal!  It never felt like there were 900 people on board.   There is plenty of space for relaxing alone-- it never felt crowded.   Excursions were well planned.   

 

I would definitely recommend Viking.

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Good Trip by djdrexler

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Viking Sea / Destination: Europe - Northern Europe

The ship was nice and the food was some of the best we have ever had on any cruise.  Stockhom was a lot of fun and what a gem the Rostock Germany was, it was very nice.

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